CHARGE (What was the author trying to say?): “Nine perfect strangers…are hoping for weight loss and stress relief, mindfulness and meditation but it ends up a rather different experience than what they imagined.”
FACTS: The book is so odd. Rather reminiscent of “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie. In its oddness, it is rather compelling. Nine strangers, a health retreat, peer pressure, and psychotropic drugs. All elements making up an interesting read.
VERDICT (Was the author successful?): Guilty, as charged. The author showed us the interesting phenomenon of how strangers will act under extenuating circumstances.